USC's opener is Saturday against Fresno State.
But the conversation on the sideline at Brian Kennedy-Howard-Jones field isn't about football.
It's about Josh Shaw.
And the chatter is going far beyond routine sports coverage.
Wednesday morning's practice drew an estimated 50 members of the media -- about 30 more than usual -- to hear from USC Coach
But the narrative already took off on a national scale.
Shaw was a trending topic on social media as the sports community called him a hero and the rest of the country chimed in.
Now, questions continue to circle if Shaw is still, in fact, a hero.
And the crowd at practice continues to grow.